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Subject: Re[2]: Trickle Charging

Re[2]: Trickle Charging

From: Uwe Freese <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:46:55 +0100

Hello Björn,

Björn Stenberg wrote on Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 1:54:42 PM:

BS> Maybe we should have the V/mA or watt rating of the charger
BS> configurable, affecting the intervals. This way we can have safe
BS> trickle charging using non-default chargers too, such as the Archos
BS> Travel Charger which outputs 12V 1A!

As I tested in the past, raising the input voltage for the ajb doesn't
change the charging current. I think the IC that switches the charging
current actually does a current regulation (even if I don't understand
the circuit at this point).

So this option is not necessary.

- - - - - mail (29.08.2002) - - - - -
Voltage charging current (limited only by the AJB)

7,0V 10 mA
7,5V 30 mA
8,0V 50 mA
8,5V 70 mA
9,0V 140 mA
9,5V 250 mA
10,0V 330 mA
10,5V 350 mA
11,0V 350 mA
11,5V 350 mA
12,0V 350 mA
- - - - - mail (29.08.2002) - - - - -

>> However, the feature should be configurable (on/off), because this is
>> not good when using the player all the time plugged in.
>> Another possibility is to only enable it when deep discharge is off. Or
>> maybe:
>> - start trickle charge after a complete charge cycle if deep discharge
>> is off
>> - stop trickle charge after 12h, because charging over a long time is
>> not good for the batteries

BS> Both a master on/off setting and the above two "safety cut-offs" are
BS> good ideas in my opinion.

Which *two* cut-offs? The one is "stop trickle charge after 12h (or
so)". And the other?

Bye, Uwe.
Received on 2002-12-10

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